Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA9302 McDonnell RF-101A Voodoo 5656, flown by Lt. Col. Chang Yu-pao, 4th TRS, ROCAF, 18th Mar 1965. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.75" Wingspan, 11.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (nicknamed One-oh-Wonder") first flew in September 1954 with the first production F-101A making its first operational flight in May 1957. In September 1957 the F-101C became operational followed by the F-101B in January 1959. When production ended 807 Voodoos had been created, 480 of them were the two-seat all-weather interceptor F-101Bs. The RF-101 reconnaissance version was the world’s first supersonic photo-recon aircraft. The only major foreign operator of the Voodoo was the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that acquired 56 CF-101B and 10 CF-101F.
This aircraft was transferred to the RoCAF (Taiwan) in 1962 and assigned to the 4 th TRS (Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron) at Taoyuan AB. The RF-101As were meant to replace the older RF-100s and were used to take photos of Chinese points of interest while remaining over International waters but in fact they would penetrate Chinese airspace for several years. On March 18, 1965 pilot Lt. Col. Chang Yu-pao was flying 5656 when it was shot down, the pilot did not survive. This was the last of the RoCAF RF-101As to be lost.
MARCH 2024 RELEASE
|Size:||6.75" Wingspan, 11.25" Long|
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